How is it possible to already be this far behind with blogging after the FOURTH day of school?!? Oh, yeah. It might be due to the fact that I still have lessons from last school year that need to be blogged about. And, I have yet to finish my #TMC14 reflections. I feel like I’ve been constantly on the go since July. I guess this is the life of a teacher.

This year, I decided I wanted to have my students write a mathematical autobiography. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I did some serious google searching. It took a while to find, but I finally happened upon some questions that I liked.

This “Mathography” assignment asked students to write a three paragraph essay. I wanted to use the same questions but make it less intimidating of an assignment for the first week of school.

Here’s my foldable version. Yes, I am truly obsessed. I guess that’s why people kept referring to me as the “foldable queen” at #TMC14… Plus, isn’t this cuter than having your students right an essay? 🙂

Students who wrote things on the inside of their mathematical autobiography foldable that they didn’t want others to see were given the option of stapling their autobiography shut in their interactive notebook after I checked it.

The first section is just about “ME” in general.

The second section is about “ME” as a student.

And, the third section is specifically about “me as a math student.”

## Free Download of Mathematical Autobiography Foldable

Mathematical Autobiography Foldable (PDF) (7250 downloads)

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Allen jeley

Friday 29th of July 2016

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Anna

Thursday 2nd of June 2016

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KathyAlsup

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

Thanks for sharing Sarah; do you think you are going to change anything for next year? I am so grateful there are so many math teachers that share their work. =)

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 28th of July 2015

No plans on changing this exact foldable. I blogged about changes I will be making in my classroom here: https://mathequalslove.net/2015-2016-school-year-resolutions/

The McClelland Gang

Wednesday 20th of August 2014

Love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Thanks!

Unknown

Wednesday 20th of August 2014

Great idea, Sarah! I definitely want to do this!! Thanks for all of your great ideas.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Thanks Cindy! Let us know how it goes if you try it out with your students!